The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Friday announced the registration of 560 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Qatar, and the recovery of 49 cases, taking the total number of those recovered to 464.
In a MoPH statement, on official Qatar News Agency (QNA), it was pointed out that most of the new cases are among expatriate workers, as the majority of them are in quarantine due to exposure to confirmed Covid-19 cases, while other new cases are due to people being in contact at home or work with existing cases among citizens and residents.

The newly infected cases have been placed under complete isolation and they are receiving necessary medical care.
The MoPH stated that the noticeable increase in the number of confirmed new cases of infection is due to several reasons, including the fact that the spread of the virus has started to enter into the peak stage, which is the highest wave that affects the country, and may continue to increase for a period before it starts to decline.
It is also due to the steady increase in efforts of the MoPH and its medical teams to track the transmission chains of the Covid-19 and conduct intensive and proactive investigations of groups of contacts with people who were diagnosed with the disease previously. This has contributed to the early detection of many cases of infection and reducing the spread of the virus.
According to a tweet from the MoPH, with a total of 1,947 people tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as many as 58,328 have been tested so far in Qatar.
There are 4,663 positive cases to date in Qatar and 4,192 active cases currently undergoing treatment. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far in Qatar is seven, according to the tweet.
The MoPH requested everyone to fully co-operate and adhere to all health guidelines and preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection, including complying with social and physical distancing guidelines.
The MoPH also recommended that the public regularly visit its website to find out more advice about staying safe, QNA added.
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